Förderverein Historisches Zentrum e.V.

The Museum Industriekultur Wuppertal is an important and indispensable part of Wuppertal's cultural and educational landscape. It preserves, maintains and presents the evidence of industrialisation, which continues to shape the identity of the city and its citizens to this day.

In 1995, an association was founded which supports the work of the Museum Industriekultur Wuppertal through numerous projects, above all by

  • supporting scientific contributions to conferences and research on Friedrich Engels
  • didactically prepared film modules on the life and work of Friedrich Engels
  • research into the history of industrialisation and its significance for the current and future development of the city of Wuppertal
  • acquisition of original historical exhibits such as a balancing steam engine in 2011 to complete the permanent exhibition in the Museum of Early Industrialisation
  • events, exhibitions and publications
  • support for temporary exhibitions
  • improvement of exhibition technology
  • cooperation with the cultural and educational institutions of the city and in particular the University of Wuppertal
  • support for volunteers in the museum service

Regular activities of the association are the monthly lecture evenings on topics related to the Museum Industriekultur Wuppertal.

Support our cause and become a member!

Here you will find the application form for membership of the Friends of the Museum Industriekultur.

Board of Directors
Chairman: Reinhard Grätz
Deputy Chairman: Andreas Bialas, MdL
Secretary: Wilhelm Hölzer
Treasurer: Dr. Stefan Hohmann
Managing Director: Dr. Lars Bluma
Assessors: Heiner Fragemann, Prof. Dr. Hans Frambach, Rebekka Grätz, Helge Lindh MdB, Deputy Klaus Jürgen Reese

Förderverein Historisches Zentrum e.V.
c/o Zentrum für Stadtgeschichte und Industriekultur
42269 Wuppertal

E-Mail: reinhard.graetz@gmx.de